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This part of our coast is blessed with five sandy beaches, known as the string of pearls, all set within our parish boundary of St. Levan.

Two beaches, Pedn Vounder and Porthcurno are within 10 minutes walk of the campsite. Pedn Vounder just below the campsite is a tidal sandy beach surrounded by granite cliffs, best enjoyed at low water which exposes a sand bar and small lagoons. There is a steep climb down to this beach and it is not patrolled by lifeguards; caution must also be taken not to get cut off by incoming tides. Porthcurno can be enjoyed at all tides, accessed easily and is lifeguarded during the season. A dog ban is in operation on Porthcurno between July 1st and August 31st during the hours of 8am - 7pm.


Porthchapel: Located just west of the Minack Theatre and just below our parish church of St. Levan. About a 25 minute walk from the campsite, or there is a very reasonably priced car park just above the church. There is a short, steep climb to the small, sandy beach itself, which is not accessible at high tide.

Porthgwarra: A small, unspoilt fishing cove, with steep slipway and sandy beach at low tide. There is a small café serving hot and cold refreshments. It has been used for much of the Poldark filming and is a popular climbing spot.

Porthgwarra Beach-Matthew Jessop - 25 June 2016 1.jpg

Nanjizal (Mill Bay): This is the next bay on from Porthgwarra towards Lands End. There is varying amounts of sand from year to year and is often a good place to view seals bobbing in the water or snoozing on the shore.

Only a 10 minute drive will see you to the very popular Sennen Cove, a very accessible beach at all tides, with lifeguards and a beach cafe. This beach is very popular with surfers and if you've never tried it before, why not have a lesson with Smart Surf School. Great fun for children, couples or the whole family.

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